Mayor of the Klaipeda region of Lithuania Bronius Markauskas was detained in Russia for violating the border. On Sunday, October 24, the press representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Vytauta Šmaizite-Kuleshenė told the national radio about this. LRT…
“The Foreign Ministry has information that there are three Lithuanian citizens on the Russian side. Our consular officers are investigating the situation, ”she said.
It is noted that one of the detainees is the mayor of Klaipeda region Bronius Markauskas. As stated by Shmaizite-Kuleshene, he is fond of fishing.
The fact of violation of the border by a Lithuanian boat with three people on board was also confirmed by a Lithuanian border guard.
“It probably happened unintentionally. Violators, as a rule, get off with administrative punishment, ”said Giedrius Mishutis, a representative of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Lithuania.
He noted that such incidents happen several times a year.
Earlier, on September 14, a citizen of Uzbekistan was detained at the border with the Russian Federation while illegally crossing the border with Russia in the Bryansk region. It was noted that he had spy equipment with him and collaborated with the law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.
#Mayor #Klaipeda #region #Lithuania #detained #Russian #Federation #violating #border